Our Team

Our Team come from a range of backgrounds and bring a breadth of both execution and operational experience, as well as relevant relationships and extensive networks to Long Harbour.  This, combined with our drive, motivation, helps us deliver the high quality service our clients require and deserve.

  • Jessie Coleman

    Jessie Coleman

    Marketing & Operations

    Jessie is the Head of Marketing & Operations at Long Harbour, she is also a member of the Charity Committee. She is responsible for all in house marketing needs and works not only on website and brochure production for Long Harbour as a whole but within all the individual funds. Jessie joined Long Harbour in 2012 and has been integral in the Operational growth of the Company.

    Jessie was responsible for the office move in September 2015 where she sourced the space, project managed the fit out and managed the transition of 50 members of staff into 33 Wigmore Street. She is responsible for the day-to-day management of the service providers and for ensuring that appropriate resources are provided to key staff members.

  • Aldred Drummond

    Aldred Drummond

    Director

    Aldred is a Director of Real Estate and a member of the Investment Committee. He is responsible for the origination of residential real estate opportunities in the UK, in particular on PRS investment opportunities, and has sourced both on and off market opportunities that have been executed on, and are currently in the LHIF pipeline.

    Aldred has over a decade of experience in UK residential real estate across all stages of a transaction, be it acquisition or development. His transaction experience includes the successful acquisition of over 4,000 acres north of Greater London, and the subsequent obtaining of planning permission for c.15,000 houses and over 5 million sq. ft. of commercial space.

  • Victoria Elton

    Victoria Elton

    Team Assistant

    Victoria provides support to the ground rent acquisitions team, covering deal management and assistance with pre-completion due diligence as well as post-completion deal administration.

    Victoria also provides general assistance in other areas of the business where required.

  • Geordie Erskine

    Geordie Erskine

    Associate

    Geordie joined the acquisition team for Long Harbour's ground rent fund in 2013, he assists in transaction management and financial appraisal.

    On a day to day basis Geordie originates, manages, undertakes legal due diligence and executes his own deals. In addition Geordie also leads the financial appraisal and valuation.

  • Retha Fourie

    Retha Fourie

    Group Financial Controller

    Retha joined the company in 2011 and played a key role in setting-up the Long Harbour Ground Rent Fund. Retha is responsible for the maintaining the management accounts and payroll for all entities across the platform, performing cash and working capital reconciliations, as well as the accounting and approval of completion statements for corporate and property acquisitions at the ground rent fund level. Her responsibilities include liaising with external auditors and overseeing the finance function of the group's ground rent property management and rent collection company.

    Retha is a part qualified ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) accountant, a registered member of SAIPA (South African Institute of Professional Accountants) and has a degree in Cost and Management Accounting.

  • Josh Gwatkin

    Josh Gwatkin

    Analyst

    Josh joined the ground rent acquisition team in early 2016 from a background in finance and real estate. He works closely with the team in sourcing, appraisal and acquisition of ground rent assets.

    Josh also assists with post-completion handover to Long Harbour's ground rent management company.

  • Gabrielle Hood

    Gabrielle Hood

    Senior Associate

    Gabrielle has been a member of the acquisition team since 2011 and plays an integral part in the origination and transactional capability of the ground rent team. Over the past 5 years at Long Harbour she has been involved in over 600 transactions and has personally transacted on over £250m of assets, including the negotiation of a number of output and exclusivity agreements with national Housebuilders.

    On a day-to-day basis, Gabrielle liaises with an assortment of industry specialists in order to secure new opportunities for Long Harbour’s residential freehold fund. This interaction gives her a broad understanding of the market.

  • Josephine Laurie

    Josephine Laurie

    General Counsel

    Josephine is General Counsel and a member of the Risk and Compliance Committee. Her role includes fund establishment, structuring and negotiating investors admission into Long Harbour managed funds. Josephine leads the legal work-stream on deal execution and bank facility negotiation and advises on general corporate legal matters. During her time at Long Harbour Josephine has successfully completed on a number of transactions to the value of circa £340 million.

    Prior to joining Long Harbour Josephine worked at DMH Stallard LLP where she qualified as a solicitor.

  • Paul Mason

    Paul Mason

    Associate Director

    Paul is responsible for the origination and execution of projects across Long Harbour’s Real Estate and Infrastructure teams. As an experienced Project Finance professional he is primarily focused on financial modelling, deal analytics and commercial structuring.

    Paul was a Partner in Prime Numbers Infrastructure Finance LLP, an independent financial advisory boutique founded by the former Infrastructure and Utilities advisory team of CIBC World Markets. Paul led the financial modelling team and advised on commercial and financial issues across a large number of projects with a total investment value of over £2 billion.

  • Douglas McKenzie

    Douglas McKenzie

    Group Finance Director

    Douglas is the Group Finance Director and a member of the Risk and Compliance Committee. He brings wide ranging expertise to the day to day asset management of the underlying funds, and completion of corporate and asset transactions. His oversight responsibilities cover the finance, accounting, tax, treasury, risk management and regulatory compliance of the firm as an AIFM (Alternative Investment Fund Manager).

    Douglas worked at Moore Stephens LLP from 2000 to 2012. Having qualified as a chartered accountant in 2001, Douglas provided audit and assurance services to a client base comprising high-net worth family office investment and hedge funds, shipping and real estate clients (both private and public).